by Pinewood Elementary workshop group

To the tune of “Twinkle Twinkle Little Star”

Mammals all have fur or hair, ain’t no scales or feathers there
Straight or curly, short or long, there is hair on every one!
The lion, llama, sheep, and shrew grow their hair as mammals do.

Every mama mammal feeds her babies milk to meet their needs
Mammal milk is really good, it’s mother nature’s perfect food
Maybe your mom made milk for you ‘cause that’s what mama mammals do.

Mammals are warm blooded so we’re active when the temperature’s low
Homeostasis is really neat but it’s why we need so much to eat
Every mammal in the zoo is warm blooded just like you.

Mammals carry their babies inside the mama’s tummy, they get to ride.
A cord brings food and oxygen to you, takes away the waste and CO2
When you’re ready, Mom says “Oh,” pushes hard and out you go!